Residents & Ratepayers Association

Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers Association is an incorporated society, whose purpose is to promote the interests of Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers.

Our Association is only as strong as the members who join and support us. We are very new but growing rapidly.

Membership rates are:

  • $25 a year (single full voting membership),
  • $40 a year (couple’s full voting membership) or
  • $15 a year (youth <24 yrs full voting membership).
  • Associate (non-voting) membership (outside our geographical area) is $10 per annum.

2021/2022 Membership Fees are due NOW.

Please pay annual membership fee into the bank account listed below. Use the first initial of your First name and your Surname as a reference. (Example: JSMITH)

The WRRA bank account number is: 02-0496-0129456-000

If you would like to pay by cash please email [email protected] to arrange.

What we do for you


Publish a monthly newsletter with updates on issues that affect our members


Attend full council and community board meetings as observers and report back to our members


Research, prepare and make submissions to Council on issues that affect our members


Research the key infrastructure elements that Council is responsible for and ensure our members are fully informed about what is happening with these vital services


Identify positive and constructive initiatives that we feel will provide long-term benefits to the community


Work closely with GreyPower Mercury Bay on issues which imapct both organisations and our members


Whitianga e-Waste Drive

Whitianga e-Waste Drive

Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Centre Trust is holding an e-Waste Drive on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December 2021.  A temporary drop-off centre will be set up on Moewai Road at the proposed new Refuse Transfer Station (RTS) site. Head past the airport towards the...

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Have Your Say – Open Public Consultations

Have Your Say – Open Public Consultations

See below for some of the upcoming TCDC policies, strategies and plans that are currently open for public consultation. Local Alcohol Policy Review 2021CLOSES: Mon 29th November 2021, 4pm We're seeking feedback on Council's review of our Local Alcohol Policy. We are...

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Mercury Bay Lions – Garden Ramble Event

Mercury Bay Lions – Garden Ramble Event

The Lions Club of Mercury Bay presents the 2021 Garden Ramble! Visit 15 local colourful flower gardens, gardens for small spaces, newly designed and large well-established gardens all in and around Whitianga. Tickets are $25 and are available from Mosaic Gallery....

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“Promoting the interests of Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers”

Geographical Area

The map shows our geographical area, and is designed to cover the parts of Whitianga and the surrounding area which is NOT already serviced by a current Residents and/or Ratepayers Association.

Map of Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers Association boundaries

Public & Media Relations

Chairman – Len Salt

Deputy Chair – Sue Huntleigh-Smith

Secretary – Kerryn Wakelin

Treasurer – Leanne Petersen

All email correspondence to [email protected]
Social Media – https://www.facebook.com/whitiangarra

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